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on president obama's first foreign trip of his second term it was a majestic arrival in jordan for talks with a pivotal u.s. ally on mideast peace. this is the nation racked by turmoil as king abdullah has seep a flood of syrian refugees stream across the border and decimate the economy. >> this is behind us. we have to roll up our sleeves. it will be a bumpy and difficult road. >> for the second time on this trip, the president expressed frustration when a reporter suggested that the u.s. is not doing enough on syria. >> the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily, it's criticized for it. if it doesn't, people say why aren't you doing something militarily? >> president is prodded on by carl levin who called for active approach to take out president bashar assad, from no-fly zone to airstrike. >> it's tragic. it's heart-breaking. the sight of children and women being slaughtered that we have seen so much i think has to compel all of us to say what more can we do? >> king abdullah is also under pressure. since a refugee camp alone is now the fifth la
issue or one other piece of news going on this week is president obama's trip to israel. front-page story in "the washington post" about that. public wants u.s. out of the middle east dispute, according to a new poll, a new "washington post"/abc news poll that goes along with that sfwore the president's visit to israel. the poll finds that by a wide margin, americans sympathize more with israel than the palestinian authority when it comes to thorny middle east politics. with president obama headed to israel and the occupied palestinian territories, barely more than a quarter of all americans want the administration to take a leading role in peace negotiations there. that according to the abc news/"washington post" poll. they ask, are your sympathies more with israel, the palestinian authority, or neither, 55% said israel, 9% said the palestinian authority, and just 35% said neither or no opinion. host: want to go to john now from woodville, ohio. john, give us your take on this growth and opportunities report by the republican party today. caller: well, i'm not quite sure that
about president obama's trip to the middle east -- host: this is also how the story was covered in the new york times this morning -- in ourack to the phones discussion regarding the third anniversary of the affordable care act. james is on the line for independents. he lives in lafayette, indiana. go ahead. caller: i don't understand how any doctor can refuse you service because there's not a person in this country who has not used the american taxpayer dollars to get their education. a friend of mine was refused service. somebody will have to explain that to me. i don't understand it. thank you. host: we have got more on the affordable care act. this is some analysis from the urban institute, and they write -- third, the new law will not affect most firms -- new york is on our line for democrats. good morning. caller: hi. yeah, i am calling listening to everybody who has called. it is really very upsetting, this entire thing. people in this country need help. everybody knows it, and the reason i am calling is president obama at some point has said that what we ought to do is g
6 >> today on c-span, "newsmakers" with republican senator tom coburn. followed by president obama's remarks from his trip abroad in israel. and later, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. >> this week on "newsmakers," i want to welcome back senator tom coburn, a clin, from oklahoma, joining us from capitol hill today. and in studio, jeremy peters, congressional reporter and kneel, roll call congressional reporter. let me begin with the first question. the house has passed the continuing resolution that the senate passed this week to keep the government running for this budget year, avoiding a government shutdown. what do you think that says about the process going forward for negotiations on some sort of grand bargain? >> well, the first thing it shows is we actually passed an appropriation bill even though -- called a continuing resolution, the vast majority of what was passed were appropriation bills. so it was kind of an omnibus ppropriation bill. it had very limited amendment opportunity. but i think it's a great thing. the house pass passed it right after we passed it. so w
. >>> president obama is in israel after a first day of a three day visit. this is the president's first trip to the region since he took office. this began with this tour. mr. obama had separate meetings with israeli president and israeli prime minister. >> america's support for israel security is unprecedented. >> israel remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains
here. i think there is something to this trip that if netanyahu and obama speaking in israel, but also speaking to iran. do you think there is any merit to that? >> well, yeah, i mean, in iran i'm sure they read some of the headlines and everything that has been written about the president and netanyahu how they don't get along how netanyahu would have preferred romney to win. this is to show that there is no daylight between the two countries. i think each president was in full pander mode. i thought netanyahu was quite gracious to the president, saying they've met 10 or 11 times. he appreciates the time the u.s. president is putting into this, and the banter not only at the press conference, but the reports from the reporters following them and apparently netanyahu has been lamenting about all the political problems he's facing putting this new coalition together and the president saying, well, tell me about it. i have problems with our congress and netanyahu said we have more moving parts around here. and they're talking about the system they have to operate in. >> michael: it's a f
. >> president obama conveying a message of solidarity in israel saying america will always have its back. will his words reassure our closest ally in the middle east. >>> my main goal on this trip is to have an opportunity to speak directly to the israeli people at a time obviously what was already a tough neighborhood has gotten tougher. let them know they have a friend in the united states. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test yo
tonight, margaret warner reports. >> warner: this last working day of president obama's middle east trip saw an unexpected breakthrough on an issue that has hobbled u.s. efforts toñr contain the conflict in syria-- a long-simmering dispute between israel and turkey. on the ben gurion airport tarmac before leaving israel, the president facilitated an ice- breaking phonecall between israeli prime minister netanyahu and turkey's premier erdogan. despite shared concerns about the syrian conflict and other eruptions in the region, they haven't been speaking for nearly three years. mr. netanyahu apologized for the death of nine turkish activists during a 2010 israeli commando raid on an aid ship bound for blockaded gaza. it brought a sudden halt to what had been security cooperation between the two countries. today erdogan and netanyahu agreed to normalize relations again. the president spoke of the call and that relationship's importance this evening in amman jordan >> fortunately, they were able to begin the process of rebuilding normal relations between two very important countries in the
what he says tomorrow to the people because that is how the obama administration is framing this trip. not as a diplomatic coup, but really as a person-to-person mission. israelis just don't know him. you know-- >> john: especially netanyahu's brother, apparently, who said some very unkind things about the president's stand toward israel. >> well, i think there is suspicion. much of that is based on because there has not been that much of this kind of contact. in 2009 the president went to kay row and gave an amazing speech there and traveled the middle east, but many israelis felt neglected. now he's taking care of that. >> and we know the palestinians feel neglected as well. maysoon let me ask you. we all have high hopes where the president hopes to reignite talk of a two-state solution. but give the amount of settlements has a two-state solution just become a pipe dream. >> first of all i think it's interesting how they're framing the itinerary for the president tomorrow. he's going to speak with the palestinian leadership, and then he's going to give a speech to the israelis. as i
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be pivotal. >> president obama will leave for his first trip to israel as president. >> obviously this is a historic visit for president obama. >> now's the time for the iranian government to take immediate and meaningful steps to reduce tensions. >> taxing more, borrowing more, and spending more is not a path to prosperity. >> republican budget is same baby with a new diaper. >> the republicans are just totally bamboozled. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis. >> we do have an immediate problem. >> they think they got landslided and they didn't. >> more than half of our members have never dealt with the issue of immigration reform. >>> we start today with all eyes on one of the most volatile regions of the world. as the president prepares to fly to israel just a few short hours from now. and while the president and prime minister netanyahu already have a congested agenda, ranging from the arab spring, to the israeli/palestinian conflict, there was yet another disturbing development today in syria when both the rebels and forces loyal to president assad accused each other of
's nuclear threats to syria's chemical weapons. president obama has a full plate as he begins his first trip to israel since taking office. plus: i have great news south comcast is boosting their internet speed. anybody who uses comcast can experience these faster speeds for free. you just need to do one thing. coming up. . >> jacqueline: coming up on the stormtracker 4 radar. some returns but a bit of some drizzle that and foggy conditions. now for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. controversial new ads coming to muni busses. with a message warning gays that muslims are homophobic. the ads will be placed on the sides of several muni buses and will go through town on different routes for the four weeks they will be in circulation. the city says the messages are protected by the bill of rights. >> tonight, police are looking for the head coach of a traveling bay area baseball team. he's suspected of molesting one teenaged boy. and secretly filming another in a bathroom. a 300-thousand dollar arrest warrant has been issued for 52-year-old joel kaufman of orinda. police say there may b
. >>> president obama is in the west bank this morning, he's continuing his middle east trip and meeting with palestinian leaders. from the washington d.c. news room, the goal of today's meeting is to spark the peace talks. >>> dave, expectations are low for any sort of breakthrough, authority says he wants to end a vision with israel. they owned a joint press conference. he focused on the palestinian and israeli students saying they had a lot to offer the region but that the conflict is holding them back. president obama wants both sides to take a leap of faith together and thinks that palestinians and israelis alike can let go of the past. >>> if we can get direct negotiations started again, i believe that the shape of a potential deal is there. >> president obama met yesterday with israel's president as well as prime minister, he says that israel is committed to a two-state solution, what they had to say about the involvement. >>> employees at the one of the nation's biggest chains must report weight to the insurance carrier or face a fine. they have to report the blood pressure level
now at 6:45, president obama is in the west bank this morning it's part of the middle east trip. the president met with the palestinian president, the two held this joint news conference. president obama says he believes that middle east peace with two states is possible but that it will be hard to achieve. back here at home in san francisco, about 163 people still have no electricity in the bay view district. the power outage started when about 3500 customers lost their power. pg and e is still out there and say they should be able to fix the problem and still not sure what caused the problem >>> last night an elderly couple was hit crossing the street in san francisco. while the elderly man is okay, the woman suffered critical injuries, the driver stopped and has been co-op rating with police >>> students will be met with extra security, paul chambers is there on campus with what police are saying about the threat that sparked the extra security. >> good morning. this is all a result of a cryptic message that said it was a threat aga
and only found out about the attack after seeing text messages and media. >>> president barack obama will visit israel on his first presidential trip to the country. they are getting ready for increased security calling it the most important visit since former president george bush's in 2009. the president has fence mening to do with israelis if he hopes to restore the middle east peace process. >>> thomas perez will meet with the press secretary. he was in charge of the justice department and he will be the first latino to be nominated for his cabinet. >>> today they plan to take up the issue to require i.d. and they will hear arguments on the issue of whether or not they must proof their sit is sent ship to vote. they will try keep illegal immigrants from voting. >> -- sal, let's look at the traffic, hey, sal. >>> good morning, traffic is look well around the bay area and we are off to a decent start and it looks good heading out to the mcarthur maze, also the morning commute is looking good on the westbound bay bridge coming to the bay area pay gates and there are no major problem
his first trip to israel as president, barack obama this week issued a strong call for peace in the region. the president repeatedly pledged his support for israel's security but he also said israel will thrive only when there is an independent palestine. so far, there's been little recent progress on peace talks between the two sides. also this week, obama visited israel's holocaust memorial yad vashem. and he toured the ancient church of the nativity in bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of jesus. >>> meanwhile, in washington, as debates over the federal budget continued, religious leaders gathered outside the capitol to once again demand a budget they described as moral and fair. the group brought along fish and loaves of bread, a reference to jesus's miraculous feeding of thousands of people with a small amount of food. arguing a moral budget does not take a miracle, the speakers urged lawmakers not to cut poverty programs or give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations. >> just like in the scriptures where jesus blessed and broke the loaves and fish and said "share
. >>> president barack obama will visit israel on his first presidential trip to the country. they are getting ready for increased security calling it the most important visit since former president george bush's in 2009. the president has fence mening to do with israelis if he hopes to restore the middle east peace process. >>> thomas perez will meet with the press secretary. he was in charge of the justice department and he will be the first latino to be nominated for his cabinet. >>> today they plan to take up the issue to require i.d. and they will hear arguments on the issue of whether or not they must proof their sit is sent ship to vote. they will try keep illegal immigrants from voting. >> -- sal, let's look at the traffic, hey, sal. >>> good morning, traffic is look well around the bay area and we are off to a decent start and it looks good heading out to the mcarthur maze, also the morning commute is looking good on the westbound bay bridge coming to the bay area pay gates and there are no major problems, northbound 280 getting to highway 17, that
audience on a week when president obama made his very first trip from israel since taking office we continue to see more of the same from campaigner in chief. he met with israel's leaders but offered no real solutions for middle east peace. it will take a lot more in a few days to fix the reckless foreign policy of the last now fewer years. he is aware of the challenge. >> i'm meeting none of these challenges will not be easy. ultimately it's not a hard problem. its hard slog to work through all these issues. it's hard. >> sean: aside from hitting the links in tiger woods and paling around with beyonce, it's hard work being the leader of the world. his trip didn't go entirely as planned. it included the burning of american flag and images of obama himself. then there was some car trump when the armored cadillac limo that was supposed to transport the president, that broke down. they put in the wrong fuel and it had to be towed. what would be a speech but without a few hecklers. >> i believe your future is bound to ours. >> sean: with reminders of the week for his failures to address
concerned about syria becoming an onclave for extremists. president obama also took a trip to bethlehem where the bible says the nativity scene took place. >>> a proposal that takes up to 10% of bank accounts was met with fierce resistance. >>> three way clashes broke out at the offices of the muslim brotherhood. they fought with each other and riot police. the muslim brother brotherhood is trying to monopolize power. thousands of police have gone on strike making things worse. >>> and in paris the bells of noter dam rang out again but only as a test. the bells are made to mark noter dame's anniversary. many parisians had complained the old bells were out of tune. >>> the speed limit at the toll bridge will go from 15 miles per hour to 35. the bridge will switch to all electronic toll taking and cars will no longer have to stop at the toll plaza. >>> an unusual art creation that seems to show furniture being thrown out of furniture may soon be removed. if art on a former hotel on sixth and howard south of market. the city now owns the property and is considering a prompt to build affo
over gun legislation with tom coburn. he will not seek a third term in 2013. president obama continued the first trip of his second term visiting israel, the west bank, and to jordan and met with king abdallah of jordan. they spoke to reporters. he said jordan is housing 460,000 refugees and expects the number to double by the end of the year. the president said the u.s. will provide $2 million in aid to jordan. >> we discussed syria and are horrified by loss of life. about extremely concerned the conflict. >> i remember you were here when you were a senator. i hope you are enjoying your second term. we are delighted to have these discussions. they were very, very fruitful on the strategic partnership. we are very grateful to you, sir, and the administration, as well as congress for the continued support as has been shown over so many years. and this partnership throughout the years has provided us to get to where we are today. and we continue that you will continue to help us secure regional peace. we did have an opportunity to discuss syria. as you know, we are horrified by the loss
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's begin in jordan. there president obama meets with king abdullah as the president winds up his trip to the middle east. >> the two leaders are scheduled to hold a news conference, actually that's meant to take place pretty soon. we'll be listening in of course and update you on the latest developments. out of jordan of course an important strategic ally for the u.s. and partner in the region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today apologized to turkey for a 2010 commando raid on a flotilla bound for gaza. eight turks were killed in that attack. >> the israeli leader apparently phoned the turkish prime minister during a meeting with president obama. this is a pretty significant development. it comes from two senior administration officials. prime minister netanyahu apologizing for what happened and admitting to operational mistakes, apparently relations are going to be normalized now. >>> in egypt hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside cairo headquarters of the muslim brotherhood today. they through molotov cocktails as police surrounded the building. >> state-run ni
. betting on romney victory. here is the re-elected more confident and assertive obama making a trip to israel. did that force netanyahu to be more con ciliatory maybe in. >> at the end of the conference, the prime minister talked about this is second term president and third term prime minister. they are stuck with each other, that's the honest truth. but it is more than that. they are both making a concerted effort to put a few nas ew face this relationship. the main goal is to introduce himself to the israeli public and tell them he has their back. this is coupled with diplomacy. as andrea mentioned, calling him bb, a nickname, an first name, but a nickname, he is sticking to that. he is not saying netanyahu, he is saying bb. so he has been scloes to israel and close to support for israel and they share assess ment on iran. there a clear effort on both parties to start anew and have a better relationship. but it goes beyond the prime minister and president. the prime menster not want just the president to put on a better face to their talks but also for the israeli public to trust
spending by president obama. he said his trip to india would cost money. the massively inflated figure obama used, or rather michelle did, originally anonymous source in mumbai and totally discredited. >>> next, when you hear that web members of the westboro church is going to show up at a church, they are not welcome. the group is united in the belief that god, god, hates gays. and they go around to events like military funerals attempting to spread their message. anyway, when the house across the street from the church, their church in topeka, kansas, went up for sale last year, one person saw an opportunity and bought the place. take a look at the new paint job. there you have it. the individual who bought the home across the westboro baptist church is home of the group called planting peace. newest headquarters is a statement, isn't it, of gay pride. they've got to look at that across the street now. >>> up next, how big a problem is racism in the tea party? we talk to filmmaker behind a new documentary called "black tea" about why some african-americans joined the tea party. this
in both israel and the united states had obama made this trip and adopted this approach at the beginning of his presidency. why could you think do have we think he did not reach out this way sooner? >> he is there. he did go there. he went before he was president. this has been one of the most pro israeli/american president that's have ever existed. this ten-year security pact that has been signed with the israelis is another reinforcement of that. i think what happened, what has happened in this visit, first, you have to ensure your base. that personal relationship has to be strengthened and i think that has taken place. now the next step is can this produce some results? that means an israeli/palestinian peace process. i'm not as pessimistic. i think you secretary kerry really wanted to do this. he will stay behind and push for this. but you're right. if settlements happen in the next few days or months, that's not going to help. but again, what we need is american leadership. brokering a peace. >> let's talk about the settlements. i don't mean to cut you off. the president in ramallah
. >> big decision to make. eric? >> kerry is in iraq today. president obama returned from his four-day tour of the middle east. the first foreign trip of his second term. first trip to israel as president. some view the trip as a so-called charm offensive. israel and an attempt to thaw the rocky-strained relationship he has with binyamin netanyahu. is that relationship now thawed? will it work? what about iran? joining us as always on sunday mornings, former ambassador john bolton and fox contributor. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning. glad to be with you. >> good to see you, as always. how did he do? how about the relationship between the president and the prime minister? >> i think that the president's trip always had two purposes. one was the public political aspect of the trip to try to repair the very visibly frosty relationship that he had with israel and in his first term. and i think that he largely accomplished that, photo opportunities were great. the -- they had humor, a couple of hugs. really what else could you ask for? but underneath, the second purpose of the trip, i
. today president obama will leave for his first trip to israel as president. now, the white house is downplaying expectations for any major steps toward the middle east peace process, but of course the president's meetings and appearances have been very carefully orchestrated. he will check out the iron dome air defense missile launcher partially funded by the united states. he'll visit the dead sea scrolls at the israel museum in jerusalem to show he believes in the ancient jewish connection to israel. he'll lay a wreath at a zionist visionary theater tomb as well as slain prime minister's its ak rabin's grave. the president will have several meetings and working dinner with newly re-elected prime minister benjamin netanyahu. of course, no secret that the relationship between these two leaders hasn't always been a warm one. besides discussing peace between israel and palestine what a-- oe of the other major topics is iran's nuclear program. the president encouraged their leaders to move toward peace. >> now is the time for the iranian government to take immediate and meaningful s
obamas begins his middle east trip with a stop in israel today. he's expected to meet with israel president israelnet anyahu . the visit comes as trouble is not for surface and neighbor in syria. the ed payne has the story. >> some u.s. lawmakers say syrria may have crossed the line. >> i have a problem believing chemical weapons were not used. we need the final verification of everything we know of the last year-and-a-half. we will come to the conclusion if they are positioned for use or impact have been used. >> a chemical attack that killed the five people and wounded hundreds tuesday. rebel supply and the government. >> the syrrian crisis is expected to top it with israeli, palestinian, and jordanian leaders this week. >> the u.s. says ithe presidents clear that he said if those using chemical weapons does not meet their obligation to secure the there will be consequences. >> i am of ed pyne kron 4 news. >> a huge blow for gun control advocates. >> senate majority leader harry reid says a ban on assault weapons will not be part of the gun control packages bring to the senate f
on. >>> a state traditionally takes pride in gun ownership. >>> president obama is in israel after a first day of a three day visit. this is the president's first trip to the region since he took office. this began with this tour. mr. obama had separate meetings with israeli president and israeli prime minister. >> america's support for israel security is unprecedented. >> israel remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the econom
'll get started with the beginning of president obama's trip to the middle east. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd is in jerusalem this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. among the first things the president said as he got air force one "it's good to get away from congress." that's the tone he set. there is more serious business here. this trip will be heavier on symbolism, probably lighter on substance. the big small goal, if you will, of the president, is to improve his personal perception here in israel, and hope that improvement gives him greater influence in the region. president obama arrived this morning in israel his first visit here as president. >> thank you so much, good to see you. >> it's wonderful to be here. >> how are you, my friend? good to see you. >> reporter: greeted with pomp and circumstance. topping the agenda with prime minister netanyahu the conflict in syria and iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, but little progress is expected open the dormant israeli/palestinian peace plan. it's not how he thought thi
to keep the community. >> that could be a way to gently prod mr. obama to follow up on the talk with action. just as prime minister benjamin netanyahu appeared to do earlier on this trip. >> i'm absolutely convinced that the president determined to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. i appreciate that. >> it comes at a time when the stakes could not be any higher. with iran supreme leader today threatening to wipe two israeli cities off the map. if israel attacks first. >> they should know if they make this mistake, the islamic republic will raise tel aviv and haifa to the ground. >> israel was facing new threats from palestinian extremists, with four rockets raining down on the city. where mr. obama visited as a candidate in 2008. the roberts were fired from the hamas -- the rockets were fired from the hamas-controlled gaza strip, hours before mr. obama headed to the west bank to visit with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. yet on a trip that started with white house officials trying hard to lower expectations, mr. obama appeared to raise them. by suggesting that both
weapons. no questions asked. >> president obama is closing out his four day trip in jordan. he boarded air force one earlier this morning headed for petra. it strengthens bonds with israel but left some palestinians angry. they say president obama is playing favorites and need to more strongly condemn the settlements on palestinian land. in his address he focused on domestic issue calling on congress to vote on three gun control measures that would ban high capacity ammunition magazines, fund school security and crackdown on gun trafficking. >> these shouldn't be controversial. they are common sense. they are supported by a majority of the american people. i urge the senate and the house to give each of them a vote. >> katie: also new this morning, it was just a few hours ago that the senate passed its first budget in four years approving a $3.7 billion spending plan for next year. the 50-49 vote ended a grueling all night debate. no republicans voted for the package. this sets up contentious negotiations with the republican dominated house in april to reconcile what are two plans in deali
that not even liberals approve of it. [ applause ] >> mike: president obama just wrapped up his first trip to israel as president. it began with the president playing nice during a joint press conference with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> my main goal on this trip has been to have an opportunity to speak directly to the israeli people at a time when obviously what was already a pretty tough neighborhood has gotten tougher. and let them know that they have got a friend in the united states. that we have your back. that we consider israel's security of extraordinary importance to us. >> mike: but the next day while speaking to a younger audience the president urged israelis to put themselves in the shoes of palestinians. >> it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. [ applause ] >> living their entire lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements not just of those young people but their parents and grandparents every single day. >> mike: how did the visit go over with israelis? joining us is former israeli ambassador to the
. >>> the president is getting ready to head to the middle east. this evening president obama will get on "air force one" and fly to israel for his first foreign trip of his second term. the president will meet with members of the new israeli government, palestinian and king of jordan while on the trip. prior to leaving the white house, president obama will meet with the leaders of northern ireland. >> call this one the battle of the tech titans, samsung taking on apple in another venue this morning. reports are the asian tech companies working on a wristwatch that works a lot like a smartphone. if that sounds familiar, you're correct. just last month rumors started flying apple was working on a wristwatch that would perform the same functions as the iphone and ipad. at this point there's no word on how much either of the items would cost. this just the latest venue in which samsung is going directly, head to head, against apple. just last week samsung unveiling galaxy s4 newest competition for iphone. >> normally it doesn't react but galaxy s4 seems to have the cupertino company scared. right after
. >>> president obama is on his way to israel tonight for his first trip there since being elected in 2008. there are low expectations that the visit will produce anything fruitful. president obama will also visit the west bank and jordan during his three-day trip. >>> just off the west bank, rough seas continue for the island country of cyprus. today the parliament rejected a condition of the bailout package. it would allow the government to take a small percentage of people's savings accounts to pay for the country's debt. it is back to the drawing board for the president to devise a new plan. >>> hundreds of thousands of people poured into st. peter's square today for the inaugural mass of pope francis i. dignit arys travelled to the vatican to be part of today's service. jay gray has been following the election and the fest tivities. we have been talking a lot about the style and now it comes down to substance, correct? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. it was a mass wrapped in the traditions of the catholic faith. but as he has done since his election pope francis managed to weav
the search throughout this night. >>> now we turn overseas because right now president obama is in israel, his first trip there as president, and this is the message he is sending. the united states will stand with israel to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. abc's jonathan karl in jerusalem. >> reporter: the president arrived in israel in a good mood -- an open mike capturing his banter with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> it's good to be away from congress. >> reporter: he was even joking about red lines. >> you are following the red lines? >> reporter: but the issue couldn't be more serious. the real red line is the one netanyahu talked about at the united nations last fall. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: the point where iran must be attacked or it will be able to build a nuclear bomb. a red line israelis believe could be crossed within months. the issue has front and center here today in all of the president's meetings. >> diplomacy and sanctions have so far not stopped iran's nuclear program. in order to stop iran's nuclear programs peac
about novolog® flexpen today >>> president obama wraps up his trip to israel and visits another important u.s. ally in the region. he's holding a news conference this hour with jordan's king abdullah. he's key in the partnership. jordan is dealing with a bad economy and a flood of refugees from nearby syria. update you on any developments from the conference by president obama and king abdullah. >>> all right, the national rifle association is taking its fight against tighter gun control laws to court. the nra's new york state affiliate has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a gun control law signed by governor andrew cuomo in january. it strengthens the state's ban on assault weapons, limits ammunition magazines to seven bullets and tightens rules designed to keep the mentally ill from getting weapons. the nra says the state passed the measure with no committee hearing and no public input. >>> john lennon's widow is using social media to take aim at gun violence. yoko ono tweeted this picture along with several pictures including this one promptly retweeted by president obama'
direction. >> just this past weekend, chuck todd with a series of questions to president obama, as the president continued his trip through the middle east and was joined by the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> thank you, mr. president. mr. president, i want to follow up a little on the peace process. you began your first term, big fanfare, cairo speech to talk to the muslim world, the decision to have a middle east envoy early. you weren't going to let this slip to your second term, the second term with the mideast peace process. what went wrong? why are we further away from a two-state solution. i know you said you want to talk more about this tomorrow, but what do you believe went wrong? did you push israel too hard? what do you wish you would have done differently? and mr. prime minister, i want to help out my colleague here, with a follow-up, do you accept the president's understanding that iran is a year away when it comes to nuclear weapons. another question i have for you -- >> you are like the israeli press. you say you have one question, and then -- the l
at some half-moments including some questions you posed to president obama and president reagan. just this past weekend, chuck todd with a series of questions to president obama as the president continued his trip through the middle east. here's how that event unfoldeded. >> thank you, president. want to follow up on the peace process. you began your first tearm did, term, big fan fare, cairo speech to talk to the muscle world, the decision to have a middle east envoy early, you said you weren't going to have this slip to your second term with the middle east peace process. what went wrong? why are we further away from a two-state solution? world, the what do you believe went wong -- wrong? did you push israel too hard? what do you wish you had done differently? and mr. prime minister i want to help my colleague over here with the follow-up he had, do you accept the president's understanding that iran is a year away when it comes to nuclear weapons and another question for you -- >> how many? you say you get one question and -- you see how the young lady from channel one, she had one
israelis and palestinians on this trip. this trip is just going, air force one landing in tel aviv less than two hours ago and the israeli president and prime minister binyamin netanyahu met president obama at the airport. lots of handshaking and photo ops and a friendly scene but polls show president obama is deeply unpopular with many israelis and they want reassurances the united states is serious about their defense. here is what the president said just moments ago. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interests to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you, america. thank you for what you are. thank you for what you do. >> he wants president obama to feel at home on this trip. a side note to a serious trip, the israeli embassy released this cartoon video of the meeting set to the golden girl's theme song and the lyrics say "thank you for being a friend." president obama is on the way to jerusalem if meetings with israeli leaders a
demanding his release. before his middle east trip, president obama was asked about pollard in an interview with israel's channel 2. >> this is an individual who committed a very serious crime here in the united states. he's been serving his time. i have no plans for, you know, releasing jonathan pollard immediately. but what i am going to be doing is to make sure that he, like every other american who has been sentenced, is, you know, accorded the same kinds of review. >> this is the story i've covered from day one. in 1989 i even wrote a book about it, "territory of lies." jonathan pollard was a civilian analyst for u.s. naval intelligence with access to some of this country's most important secrets. he started passing some of those secrets to an israeli operative, receiving monthly cash payments. in 1985 he was questioned about the removal of classified documents and was placed under surveillance, but pollard and his then wife anne were arrested after trying and failing to gain entrance to the israeli embassy in washington. pollard made an agreement with prosecutors. he pleaded guilty to
a holocaust museum in jerusalem. from there president obama heads to jordan the last stop on his mideast trip. >>> time is 4:36. today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closed. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they include concord, livermore, santa rosa, and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control towers across the country because of sequestration budget cuts. >>> there are more impacts on the way. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> time now 4:38. that spending bill requires a clause a saturday mail delivery to continue. despite that plans to cut saturday service should continue. they say they have to make the cuts t
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